One great thing about Mother’s Day (besides the fact I don’t have to cook) is that I’m guaranteed a few hours in the sewing room. And a few hours is all the time I needed to complete my latest project – Jalie 3353 The Cocoon Coat. I had picked up this pattern last year when it came out because Taylor loves cardigans so much, but ran out of time to sew it up. Now that I’m finding myself wearing more cardigans lately, I pulled this one out to give it a try – for myself!
I wound up using a wonderfully drapey 4-way knit from Joann’s (it’s also incredibly soft). I picked this up because I loved the colors and the ‘tribal print’ had the same vibe as one the model is wearing on the pattern cover (and I really, really liked that fabric). As for sewing – this one is a BREEZE! Since there are bands around the arms and neckline, there are no seams to sew, so construction of this cardigan goes together very quickly. Plus, the fit is spot on. The end result? Fabulous. In fact, I intend on wearing this today since Mother Nature has decided that temperatures don’t need to warm up in these parts!
The Bottom Line: Another wonderful pattern from Jalie – easy construction, good instructions, and great fit makes this the perfect pattern for everyone, even beginners.